Ray Jurado has been Head of the Dentistry Division at Lurie Children’s since 1999. He has had training in General Dentistry, Oral Surgery and comprehensive pediatric dentistry for all children and for patients with special needs. He served as Program Director of Northwestern’s and Lurie Children’s Postdoctoral Program in Pediatric Dentistry from 1999-2019.
Dr. Jurado now focuses his practice on comprehensive dental rehabilitation utilizing general anesthesia for children from infancy to adolescence and patients with special needs. Dr. Jurado operates four days a week in Lurie Children’s main operating room downtown as well as Lurie Children’s Outpatient Center in Northbrook.
1999 - 2019 Annual resident research project coordination
2012-2013 PHACS - PH202 Oral Health Among Participants in PHACS PH200 – Adolescent Master Protocol (AMP) A Multi-Center Substudy of the Pediatric HIV/AIDS Cohort Study (PHACS) Site dental examiner – measured plaque index, gingival index, periodontal probing, bleeding on probing, and gingival margin levels, and hard tissue pathology. Collected samples of plaque and gingival crevicular fluid.
2014-2015 Book Chapter - The 5-Minute Pediatric Consult, 7e -- Dental Caries Book Chapter - The 5-Minute Pediatric Consult, 7e -- Dental Trauma
2017 Book Chapter Update - The 5-Minute Pediatric Consult, 8e -- Dental Caries Book Chapter Update - The 5-Minute Pediatric Consult, 8e -- Dental Trauma Book Chapter - The 5-Minute Pediatric Consult, 8e -- Gingivitis
2017 Year Book of Pediatrics, 2017ed Commentary - “After Hours Trauma”
Clinical Interests: Infant oral health, preventive and restorative dentistry, dentistry for patients with special needs
Education: Dental School: University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry
Postgraduate Training: General Practice Residency: Cook County Hospital; Pediatric Dentistry Specialty: Northwestern University Dental School, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago; Pediatric Dentistry Fellow: Northwestern University Dental School, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
Board Certifications: Pediatric Dentistry
American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry; American Dental Association; Chicago Dental Society; Illinois Society of Pediatric Dentistry; International Association of Pediatric Dentistry; Chicago Dental Society